Subsequently, members holding an ATOL will have to modify their agency contracts and the ABTA model has been updated. There is also a change to the booking conditions that will come into effect next month and we will soon update our template. To learn more about these topics, head to our travel seminar where we will discuss “THE ATOL REFORM – one year later” and hear directly from the CAA. France, Belgium, Denmark and Italy have introduced all the changes to EU legislation, but the UK government is taking time. ATOL (Air Travel Organiser`s Licensing) is located next to ABTA, but has been specially designed for air passengers. While ABTA covers travel by train, en route or at sea. Many ABTA tour operators also offer the Civil Aviation Authority obligations under the ATOL programme. In a statement on its decision to leave the association, On the Beach said it “was not in a position to comply with Abta`s position on full lump sum refunds in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic”. . .